What is a low testosterone level in women?

What is a low testosterone level in women?

Testosterone is a hormone known as androgen. Even though it is often considered a "male" hormone, women also have testosterone in their bodies. Having too much or too little testosterone is an imbalance that can affect the overall health of a woman. Testosterone plays many different...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Nov 5, 2019

The most commonly prescribed blood pressure medication may not be the best option

The most commonly prescribed blood pressure medication may not be the best option

FRIDAY, October 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) - Millions of Americans are taking an ACE inhibitor to lower their high blood pressure. In fact, these drugs are the most commonly used antihypertensive drugs in America. However, a new international study of nearly 5...

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Petar Jangelovski | Nov 4, 2019

Study results show that hospital readmission for infections in older adults is too high

Study results show that hospital readmission for infections in older adults is too high

The place where patients recover may also affect whether they return to the hospital. A new study shows that too many Medicare participants have returned to the hospital to be treated for the same infection they had while they were inpatients.

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Darko Siracevski | Nov 3, 2019

All the things you have to know related to menopause

All the things you have to know related to menopause

Menopause happens when a woman hasn’t got her period for 12 consecutive months which means that she cannot be pregnant anymore. It usually starts between the ages of 45 and 55, but may develop before or after that age span. Menopause can cause unpleasant

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Sholem Berkowitz | Nov 2, 2019

What causes periodontitis and how to treat it?

What causes periodontitis and how to treat it?

What is a periodontal disease? Periodontitis is a serious gum infection. It is caused by accumulated bacteria on your gums and teeth. Your teeth and bones can be damaged as a result of a progressed periodontitis. However, the damage of periodontitis can be stopped if you...

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Darko Siracevski | Nov 1, 2019

Sciatic nerve and back pain treatment

Sciatic nerve and back pain treatment

Excerpt: More than 80 percent of adults experience back pain during their lives, but fortunately there are simple and effective ways to ease and prevent sciatic nerve and back pain. These include practicing yoga, limiting the time you spend in bed, staying active and other complementary therapies like...

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Petar Jangelovski | Oct 31, 2019

Animal study shows that uterus plays a role in brain function

Animal study shows that uterus plays a role in brain function

According to conventional medicine, uterus plays a big role in supporting a fetus during pregnancy, but otherwise is dormant. A study in rats, funded by NIA, shows quite the contrary, suggesting that the uterus may affect functions of the brain like memory and learning. The results were published...

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Petar Jangelovski | Oct 30, 2019

Exosomes help track the efficacy of the experimental Parkinson’s drug

Exosomes help track the efficacy of the experimental Parkinson’s drug

Exosomes – nanoscale particles that circulate in the bloodstream, produced by all types of cells, mark the effectiveness of an experimental drug for Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study. The research was led by investigators from the NIA Intramural Research Program and colleagues from...

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Petar Jangelovski | Oct 29, 2019

How to cope with sundown syndrome

How to cope with sundown syndrome

In a few weeks from now, we’ll be setting our clocks back and we’ll experience shorter days and longer nights. Even though there are a lot of things we can look forward to in these fall and winter seasons, such as pumpkin pie, comfy sweaters, and warm fireplaces,...

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Petar Jangelovski | Oct 28, 2019

Motor ability and physical activity linked with better cognition in older adults, even with dementia

Motor ability and physical activity linked with better cognition in older adults, even with dementia

Evidence shows that older adults who are physically active have a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease and a slower rate of cognitive decline. But exactly how physical activity lowers the risk for Alzheimer’s disease remains unknown. One theory suggests that physical activity prevents the formation...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Oct 27, 2019

What is atherosclerosis, what causes it, symptoms and treatment

What is atherosclerosis, what causes it, symptoms and treatment

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which the arteries are narrowed due to a buildup of plaque. Arteries are the blood vessels that deliver oxygen and other important nutrients from your heart to the tissues of your body. As you get older, cholesterol, fats, and...

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Petar Jangelovski | Oct 26, 2019

Types of cardiovascular disease

Types of cardiovascular disease

The cardiovascular disease not only refers to one condition but rather a number of conditions: Heart disease Heart disease is a disease that affects the heart and blood vessels, including many other problems and many of them are linked to a...

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Darko Siracevski | Oct 25, 2019

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